Icelandair will increase scheduled flights next year by 17 percent. The airline will fly to 31 destinations, which is a record. The increased flights are estimated to create 200 jobs directly related to Icelandair’s operations, in addition to related jobs in tourism.
In peak season, Icelandair will offer 183 flights per week, which means that at Keflavík International Airport there will be 26 departures and 26 arrivals on average per day, carrying up to 9,000 passengers, Morgunbladid reports.
The airline is planning to have 14 Boeing 757 passenger jets on scheduled flights, two more than in summer 2010.
Tours will increase to some of the airline’s main destinations, such as New York, Boston, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Brussels, Seattle, Halifax, Manchester, Glasgow, Trondheim, Bergen and Helsinki.